Posts Tagged With: Decisions

Interesting Read

One of the naysaying arguments we’ve heard of late is that health care in the UK is terrible compared to Canada (then there is us who have not had a family doctor going on five years now…)

I have some evidence to the contrary, besides the “anecdotal” evidence of so many people telling us differently. Click the image below to get the whole article.  It is comforting to me to know that in the UK we WILL have a family doctor… IMAGINE!!!

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This was put together to determine the quality & cost of the US health system, so there was no prejudice towards the UK or any other European country… it just reflects the facts.  Now, there is the 10th ranking in the “Health Outcomes” sections, and I’m not entirely sure how that fits with the rest of the numbers, but it *might* (now I”m not sure, remember) be because there is a more again population overseas, or a mindset against medical assistance?  Maybe all those war babies growin’ up with the idea of keep calm and carry on? I know that there is a good push here in North America to take the meds you are prescribed (like insulin or HBP pills), so maybe that’s the difference? I have no idea, since we don’t live there yet.

Maybe it’s the steak and kidney pie? *ducking before Hunny smacks me LOL!*

Nah.. must be the fish’n’chips’n’mushy peas….

All I know is, it can’t be the tea. LOL!

In any case, it still leaves them in first place, so that’s still something.  I can’t wait to have my very own doctor to bring the Littles to when they need a check-up… they haven’t had one of those in over 5 years!  I think they’re still operational, but they could probably do with a tune-up. 😉

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For my Hunny…

This journey has not been all it could have been.  Anyone who’s been reading will know that.  There’s been deep hurt aimed our way over our decision to follow our hearts and make this move.  My Hunny is one the sweetest, most sensitive of men.  He’s tough on the outside, and rarely shows this softness to others, but he feels personal attacks deeply.

I’m with him.  No matter what.  Where others fail us, I will never falter.  I love him, and I want nothing more in this world than to see him happy, to see him succeed in his dreams and aspirations, to see him live his life without regrets.   No matter how hard it is for me, no matter how scared I might be.  He has ALWAYS been there for me, he’s shown me what Love really is, unconditional and unwavering.  I will do the same.  I will gather up our dreams, I will put in the long, hard hours, I be what he needs.  I’m with him.

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Our Anniversary

Okay, it’s not really our anniversary… that was back in March (21 years in 2014!) – but it occurred to me this morning that today is the one year anniversary from the date we decided to make this dream of moving to the UK a reality.  So, that means that the 16 month goal date is a LOT closer… EEEK!  We need to list the house.  Yes, priority one.  That an passports.  And purging (*gulp* that is the hardest part, I think!)

doubtThere is so much to consider, and at the same time, so little.  Is this what we want?  Yes?  Then we just do it.  We make it happen.  Doubt is nothing but trouble.  Actually, part of our procrastination has been about telling our family.  Both here and there.  We’re expecting a fair bit of resistant and negative talk… but what is comes down to is that we aren’t asking them to make the move.  And to be honest, they did make this move – heading this way – years ago.  We’re just doing the same thing they set the example of, living for your dreams.  We want to offer our children that same excellent example in their lives.

One of benefits we have over many that we hear of going over the pond is that others seem to have this clear idea of where they are moving to… like what city or district they “must” live in.  Most is the London area… kinda like most people heading this way are seeing Toronto as the only place to live in Canada. *rolling eyes*  But when we go there, there is no expectation.  There is a preference, but absolutely nothing set in stone.  Which allows us a certain amount of freedom.  My Hunny can talk to recruiters about positions anywhere in the entire UK.  And honestly?  If we’re on the bigger island, there is nothing really farther to get to than a nice drive from Ontario to NS.  So if we want to see family (who mostly live in the Peak District), it can’t be that far away.  Living in Canada has given us a unique perspective on distances.

We also have discussed that the move may not be a permanent one.  That we aren’t locking ourselves into this move.  We may move… and, three years from now, come back.  We are citizens of both countries, so there is no risk there.  And no failure either.  The life experience for our Littles (the two still at home, 11 & 9) of living in another country will be enormous!  We are as excited for them as we are for ourselves.

I am praying that this blog blesses someone in their journey, even if it’s just to let them see that they are not alone in their fears and doubts… and hopefully encourage them not to let those doubts stop them from fulfilling their dreams.  I also hope that in the long run, it’ll help our family here in Canada understand a bit of what we are feeling and thinking and hopefully help them to come to an understanding in their hearts towards our decision.  Hey, a girl can hope, can’t she?  *grin*

So blessings today… talk to you soon!

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